Mead claims clay target title

Marlborough shooter Bruce Mead took out the high gun overall at the Marlborough Clay Target shooting championships.
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Marlborough shooter Bruce Mead took out the high gun overall at the Marlborough Clay Target shooting championships.

 

Seven events added up to a long day of competition at the recent Marlborough Clay Target championships.

Concentration was required to succeed over a lengthy period of shooting and Marlborough marksman Bruce Mead showed he had just that to claim the high overall title.

On a rare windless day 22 shooters did battle at the Wairau Bar Gun Club range on March 17.

Keith van Asch kept the pressure on Mead all day but Mead hung on by a point, 205 to 204, to claim the top honours. Although Mead started with a shaky 19 on the first event , the skeet, he calmly went about his business in his more-favoured ranges.

Brett Cowin, a Nelson shooter, took A grade high overall with 202, Van Asch won B grade with his 204, and Colby Tyson, an up-and-coming junior shooter, took C grade HOA with a very creditable 188.

Results

Skeet

High overall: Andy Peter 25. A grade - K Van Ash  24, N Simpson 23, J Hillock 18. B grade - B Collins 24, V Bayley 23, C Nicholl 23, W Daley 22, B Webb 21, W Van Ash 21, J Hare 20, B Mead 19, B Cowin 18. C grade -  J Tyson 19, C Tyson 19, R Marks 16, P Harling 15, I Barrison 15, I Simpson, 15, D Austin 7.

Mini

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High overall - Bruce Mead 14. A grade - A Peter 14, J Hillock 13, B Cowin 13, V Bayley 11, N Simpson 10. B grade -  K Van Ash 12, W Van Ash 11, W Dalley 11, B Collins 9, I Barrison 9, P Harling 8, J Hare 7, J Mead 6. C grade -  J Watson 13, J Tyson 12, B Webb 9, C Tyson 9, D Austin 8, R Marks 8, I Simpson 8, C Nicholl 6, L Neal, 3.

Double rise

High overall - Brett Cowin  16. A grade -  J Hillock 14, V Bayley 14, B Mead 13, N Simpson 13, A Peter 12. B grade - K Van Ash 13, J Mead 12, P Harling, 12, J Hare 11, I Barrison 9, W Dalley 9, W Van Ash 8, B Collins 6. C grade - C Tyson 16, B Webb 15, D Austin 11, J Tyson 11, C Nicholl 11, R Marks 11, J Watson 9, I Simpson 7, L Neal 2.

Triples

High overall - K Van Ash 44. A grade - B Cowin 43, B Mead 39, V Bayley 38, J Hillock 37, A Peter 30, N Simpson 25. B grade - W Van Ash 41, B Collins 38, I Barrison 34, P Harling 27, J Hare 26, W Dalley 23. C grade -  J Tyson 39, B Webb 36, C Tyson 34, J Watson 31, C Nicholl 31, D Austin 28, R Marks 23, L Neal 18.

Single rise

High overall - A Peter 25. A grade - J Hillock 25, V Bayley 24, B Mead 24, B Cowin 24, N Simpson 19. B grade - W Van Ash 23, B Collins 23, P Harling 23, I Barrison 21, J Hare 21, W Dalley 19, J Mead 17. C grade -  Bruce Webb 24, D Austin 23, J Watson 22, C Tyson 22, C Nicholl 19, J Tyson 16, R Marks 15, L Neal 10.

Point score

High overall - Bruce Mead 70. A grade - V Bayley 66, A Peter 63, B Cowin 62, J Hillock 59, N Simpson 52. B grade -  B Collins 70, P Harling 68, W Van Ash 67, K Van Ash 65, J Hare 65, I Barrison 53, W Dalley 52, J Mead 47. C grade  -  C Nicholl 70,C Tyson 69, D Austin 69, J Tyson 68, B Webb 65, R Marks 63, J Watson 51.

Single barrel 

High overall - Brett Cowin 23. A grade -  B Mead 22, A Peter 22, V Bayley 20, J Hillock 19, N Simpson 13. B grade - W Van Asch 22, K Van Ash 22, J Hare 19, P Harling 18, W Dalley 18, B Collins 17, J Mead 17, I Barrison 14. C grade - C Nicholl 21, R Marks 19, C Tyson 19, D Austin 18, B Webb 16, J Watson 16, J Tyson 16.

 - Stuff

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